Lukaku hits back at Mourinho following Chelsea exit

Romelu Lukaku has hit back at Jose Mourinho following his £28million exit from Chelsea, reports the Daily Star.

Mourinho delivered a parting shot at the Belgian striker following his permanent move to Everton, claiming Lukaku was not prepared to fight for his place.

But the 21-year-old has hit back, claiming he was never given a fair chance at Chelsea, and needed to be at a club where it ‘felt right.’

He said: “I want to develop and become one of the best and the manager wants to make our team one of the best teams in England.

“So to me it was a great challenge to play under him. I need to play at a high level and play in a good team. I’m not saying Chelsea are not a good team but I needed to be in a place where it felt right.

“I have the trust of the supporters. I can grow. I can develop. It almost feels that I belong here. That’s why I came back.

“I have a very good relationship with the players and the staff. Everybody who is involved at this football club. So for me this is the place where I belong.

“Expectations for myself are very high and here it is a good environment to develop as a young player. We have a lot of young players in the team who want to work hard and a manger who is ambitious.

“For me it’s easy. I just want to improve and get better year after year. Our ambition is to become one of the best in the country. To challenge to be fourth.”